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Phenylacetic Acid Catalog No.GC40414

An Analytical Reference Standard

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Cas No. 103-82-2 SDF Download SDF
Synonyms NSC 125718, Phenylethanoic acid, α-Toluic acid
Chemical Name Benzeneacetic acid
Canonical SMILES OC(CC1=CC=CC=C1)=O
Formula C8H8O2 M.Wt 136.2
Solubility 1mg/mL in DMF Storage Store at -20°C
General tips For obtaining a higher solubility , please warm the tube at 37 ℃ and shake it in the ultrasonic bath for a while.Stock solution can be stored below -20℃ for several months.
Shipping Condition Evaluation sample solution : ship with blue ice
All other available size: ship with RT , or blue ice upon request
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Phenylacetic Acid is an analytical reference standard that is categorized as a List I chemical with the Drug Enforcement Administration in the United States. It is a potential precursor in the synthesis of substituted amphetamines. Phenylacetic acid is also a natural plant growth regulator, contributes to a honey-like aroma in certain foods, and serves as a stimulant in flies.[1],[2],[3] This product is intended for research and forensic applications.

[1]. Sugawara, S., Mashiguchi, K., Tanaka, K., et al. Distinct characteristics of indole-3-acetic acid and phenylacetic acid, two common auxins in plants. Plant and Cell Physiology 56(8), 1641-1654 (2016).
[2]. Takahashi, M., Inai, Y., Miyazawa, N., et al. Identification of the key odorants in Tahitian cured vanilla beans (Vanilla tahitensis) by GC-MS and an aroma extract dilution analysis. Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry 77(3), 601-605 (2016).
[3]. Ziegler, A.B., Berthelot-Grosjean, M., and Grosjean, Y. The smell of love in Drosophila. Front.Physiol. 4(72), (2013).